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New Bugs Swatted In Firefox Update

Firefox 1.0.5 became available yesterday, providing several security updates to the browser.

SGI Clutches At Linux Lifeline

Silicon Graphics supplants its proprietary IRIX operating system with Linux in order to enter the supercomputer field.

Microsoft Safer Than Linux

The company’s Security Development Lifecycle has helped it better test and evaluate its software products.

Bitkeeper,git (patch maintenance)

Kernel programmers need to keep track of patches. That’s pretty obvious, but what isn’t immediately obvious to those of us who aren’t kernel developers is just how onerous that task is for Linux kernels.

Real Provides Critical Update For Mac, Windows, Linux

The RealPlayer utility has several vulnerabilities patched with the latest security releases from RealNetworks.

IBM, Linux Prominent On Supercomputer List

The BlueGene/L supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory placed first for the second consecutive year.

Weather Forecast For Google: Summer of Code

Google’s embrace of the open source computing community is growing stronger and stronger. If you are a code junkie and would like to make some extra cash, Google may have just the thing for you.

Linux Loves Nokias 770 Tablet

Forget the old PDAs. Nokia’s got something cool as school to compete in the same market. The new Nokia 770 Internet tablet gives users some groovy new tools to surf the net with and they told everyone about all about it at the Linuxworld Summit in the Big Apple.

Google Releases Video Upload Tool For Mac, Linux

The Google Video Upload Program is the search engine’s attempt to embrace the growing vlogging movement, while improving the quality of their Video Search index.

Novell Gains, Loses With Linux

The former president of SuSE leaves the firm, and the company makes a Linux security acquisition.

Ballmer Announces Microsoft Support For Linux

If this were April Fool’s day, I would have been tempted to discount this story immediately.

Yahoo Updates Toolbar For Firefox, Mac, Linux

Yahoo! has made one of its more popular toolbar features, Yahoo! Anti-Spy (Windows), available through its Toolbar for the Firefox browser. Additionally, the Yahoo! Toolbar for Firefox is now available for Mac and Linux operating systems.

Are Windows And Linux Equal When It Comes To Maintenance?

A study conducted by Analyst Yankee Group, where the Group queried 509 companies, found Windows and Linux are equal, cost-wise, when it comes to maintaining servers equipped with either environment.

Reports from the Linux/Java camp visit to Microsoft

The competitive summit continues. I’m bummed that I haven’t had much time to make it over there. It’s cool that they let the attendees blog.

Track Traffic With Webalizer

The April 2005 issue of Linux Magazine has my Feature “Track Traffic With Webalizer – A Fast, Free and Feature-rich Log Analyzer”, and it provides a decent overview of how to configure Webalizer.

Controlling Linux colors in vi (vim)

Because of an old application that apparently partially looks at termcap and partially hard-codes terminal info, a customer has to set TERM=ansi when using Alphacom to access his Linux box.

Novell Introduces Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management

Novell introduced Novell ZENworks 7 Linux Management, an integrated, complete management system for centralized control of Linux desktops and servers.

Hardening your Kernel with OpenWall

The Openwall Project provides security related kernel patches for Linux and BSD kernels.

We Love Linux, Google, And Apple

Just for fun, I started typing in “I hate (brand)” in Google to see what comes up. I then got curious about the findings for “I love (brand).”

IBM Investing In Linux

IBM’s affection for the open-source community and Linux continues to grow. Recently they allowed the community access to numerous IBM software patents with goals of quality improvement.

Novell To Harden Linux for Mission-Critical Operations

Novell is releasing a range of Linux offerings for the enterprise to harden Linux for mission-critical operations.